A huge solar storm is heading for Earth and it’s likely to hit it tomorrow. According to the researchers, the storm could knock out satellites, disrupt power supplies and spark displays of Northern Lights. Almost everyone is terrified after reading the news and people want to know the origin of such disruption.
The storm was created last week by an enormous explosion in the Sun’s atmosphere which is commonly called a Sun’s flare. The charged particles originated from the flare are on the way towards the earth. According to some recent researches, the arrival of such solar storms is linked with the equinox cracks in the Earth’s magnetic field. Such cracks weaken the earth’s protection against the charged particles which can resultantly make the GPS and commercial flights exposed to the incoming storm.
Stargazers are more likely to catch the sight of Northern Lights this week.
These charged particles are going to interfere with the machinery in the Earth’s orbit. The GPS signals and the radio signals are likely to get affected. The airlines are threatened by this storm as the entire operation of the aeroplane is dependant on GPS signals and radio signals collectively.
Very large flares can even create unsteady currents in the electricity grids which can cause power outages. The Earth’s magnetic fields can get disturbed which can cause a loss in the navigation of the things dependant upon magnetic field.
A minor geomagnetic storm watch is now in effect for the 14 and 15 March, 2018. Aurora may be visible at high latitudes,’ the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said.
The prediction says that the solar storm will be G-1 or minor storm, this can become G-2 ‘moderate storm’ but that depends upon its orientation upon hitting the earth. The researchers are studying sun for years in order to get a prediction about such solar flares.